5 Shows After Dark: It's the Ciiiiirrrrrrclllleeee of Liiiiiiiiiiffffeeeeee!
“I Escaped Jaws” on Discovery at 9:00pm ET.
“The Chase” on GSN at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. An American version of a British game show, despite the name there is no actual chasing involved. It’s just an especially gimmicky version of a trivia competition involving an “all knowing” trivia savant known as “The Beast.” It’s already been renewed for a second season. Cheers!
“Drunk History” on Comedy Central at 10:00pm ET.
“Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals” on HBO at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. Aw yeah, remember football? It remembers you. And it’s totally over in the corner acting all cool like it didn’t even notice you standing there. But it noticed, and you noticed it noticed and sometime soon (September 5th) it’ll totally walk over and be like ‘Hey’ and then a few weeks after that you’ll be swearing at it like it never left.
“The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man” on History at 10:00pm ET. Series premiere. A new spin-off from the always popular “Ax Men.” You were watching “Ax Men”, right? I felt it a masterful look at the trials and tribulations of men who had the misfortune of being born part ax, an often overlooked and misunderstood condition. Hopefully the other Ax Men have recovered well, even though it appears their friend Shelby has now come down with some sort of condition related to or involving swamps. Very sad.
Genevieve Burgess rejects your reality and substitutes her own.